Noemi Guerra (she/her) is a molecular, cellular, and developmental biology major from Garland, Texas. Noemi is interested in the intersection of public health, medicine, and educational equity as it relates to communicable diseases and reproductive health. She was introduced to global health through her work in the Bei Lab at the Yale School of Public Health where, as a STARS II student, she is currently working on using genomic approaches to study a protein involved in malaria infection in hopes of informing malaria vaccine development. On campus, Noemi is a part of the Questbridge, FGLI, and La Casa communities. She has been involved with Matriculate, a national nonprofit that seeks to improve college access for FGLI students as both an advisor and a leadership team member. Noemi also volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at the HAVEN Free Clinic, is an academic strategies mentor, and works on film projects related to public health. In her free time, you can find Noemi drinking a dirty chai at a café, laughing with friends in the dining halls, and listening to Latin, hip-hop, and pop music as she walks around campus.